Culinary Equipment & Tools – A to Z

Index – Culinary Equipment & Tools

There are a number of culinary tools and equipment we have used in our recipes or referenced in our world cuisine pages. This is the index for the culinary equipment and tools that we have listed in the glossary.Read More


A tajine or tagine (Arabic: طاجين‎ tajin from the Arabic: طاج‎) is a historically North African Berber dish that is named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked. A similar dish known as tavvas is found in Cypriot cuisine.

The traditional method of cooking with a tajine is to place it over coals. Use of the tajine can be compared to stewing.

Ceramic tajines

Ceramic Tajines

The Tajine Pot

The traditional tajine pot is made of pottery, which is sometimes painted or glazed. It consists of two parts: a base unit that is flat and circular with low sides and a large cone- or dome-shaped cover that sits on the base during cooking. The cover is designed to promote the return of all condensation to the pot.

Tajine is traditionally cooked over hot charcoal leaving an adequate space between the...

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A double boiler, also known as a bain-marie, is a stove top apparatus used to cook delicate sauces such as beurre blanc, to melt chocolate without burning or seizing, or cook any other thick liquid or porridge that would normally burn if not stirred constantly.Read More


Uruli (ഉരുളി) is a traditional cookware used in Kerala (a state in south India).Read More


A lame is a double-sided blade that is used to slash the tops of bread loaves in artisan baking. Read More
Aebleskive pan

Æbleskive Pan

Æbleskiver are cooked on the stove top by baking in a special pan with several hemispherical indentations.Read More


A palayok is a clay pot used as the traditional food preparation container in the Philippines. Palayok is a Tagalog word; in other parts of the country, especially in the Visayas, it is called a kulon; smaller-sized pots are referred to as anglit.Read More

Marrow Spoon

A silver marrow scoop is an elegant solution to a problem most of us don’t have today. How can you get the tasty marrow out of meat bones without abandoning your table manners?Read More
Saucier Spoon

Saucier Spoon

A French sauce spoon or saucier spoon is a spoon that is typically the size and shape of a dessert spoon, but with a flattened bowl that has a thinner edge and a small notch on one side. Read More


Horno is a mud adobe-built outdoor oven used by Native Americans and early settlers of North America.Read More